Now Available — Desk Reference on CPSC Notification Requirements, Recalls and Recent Enforcement Actions

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a small federal agency with a big job: protecting consumers from unreasonable risks of injury from more than 15,000 types of products. With a budget request for fiscal year 2019 of approximately $123 million and 538 employees — tiny by federal government standards — CPSC uses safety data submitted by companies pursuant to the notification requirements in Section 15 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) to help carry out the agency’s mandate.     Further, following implementation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), which expanded the Section 15 requirements and increased dramatically the maximum penalties for noncompliance, CPSC has been aggressively pursuing multi-million dollar penalties for alleged late reporting and other violations. Moreover, helping to protect consumers and guarding a company’s brand reputation remain…

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